Report: Spurs rejected Bulls offer for Jakob Poeltl

The Chicago Bulls are reportedly eyeing frontcourt reinforcements ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline.

According to Marc Stein, in fact, the team has extended a trade offer to the Spurs in an attempt to acquire Jakob Poeltl. While the specifics are unknown, Stein reports the Bulls’ offer was “centered around a future first-round pick,” but was “rebuffed” by San Antonio. Poeltl, Stein reports, is “among the most coveted centers in the league.”

San Antonio seeking more for their 26-year-old big man — Stein has reported in the past they envision a package built around a first-round and quality young player — shouldn’t surprise. Poeltl is young, in the second year of a three-year $26.3 million contract and already one of the best rim protectors in the league.